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Understanding PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)

Women’s bodies can be complicated. It can be difficult for some women to realize that something is wrong with their reproductive system. One condition that is seen by the providers at Northwest Women’s Center in Houston, TX that may require additional attention is that of PCOS. What is PCOS? PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. […]


Prenatal Care for Pregnant Moms

If you’re pregnant, you may think that you only need to see the doctor when you’re close to your due date. Your body knows what to do, right? That’s not entirely true. You should see a doctor around eight weeks after your last missed period, which is pretty early in your pregnancy. Some women may […]


Endometriosis

Though you may never have heard of endometriosis, it affects about five million women in America currently. Endometriosis gets its name from the endometrium, which is the uterine lining which your body creates each month to prepare for pregnancy. If you do not get pregnant (and thus an egg does not attach to the uterine […]


Common STDs to Watch Out For

When it comes to sexual health, it’s important to understand what’s out there. Preventing and avoiding disease is so important to your health, mentally and physically. After all, it’s much easier to be cautious than to treat and recover from certain communicable diseases. It can take a lot of mental and physical energy to treat […]


Is Acupuncture a Good Idea for Me?

If you’re desperate to have a baby, and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatments are looking like the only option to do so, we feel your pain. Conceiving isn’t easy for some of us, and IVF treatments can be expensive and hard on your body. But, did you know that in small sample sizes, acupuncture has […]


Your First Appointment: Questions to Ask your OB/GYN

When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s sometimes equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Other times, the excitement comes first and it takes a few days for the reality to set in. If there’s a new person coming into the world, and you’re in charge of it, how do you do it? What will you do […]


Rules for Vaginal Health

Even though we’ve been living with them our whole lives, our vaginas can still be a mystery for some of us. Thank outdated ideas about our bodies for some of our ignorance. Instead of blaming the culture, though, why not just take advantage of where you are now and move forward? Learning about your vagina […]


Pap Smear FAQs

The nice thing about being busy is that days fly by, but suddenly we have an appointment alarm beeping. Thank goodness for calendars on our phones, because they keep us sane. Though we might not skip into our Pap smear appointment, it’s truly one of those tests that we appreciate in our lives. Keep reading […]


How Can I Treat My UTI?

There’s nothing more annoying than experiencing pain from a basic bodily function, but that’s life with a UTI (also known as a urinary tract infection). If going to the bathroom is causing you pain, frustration, and dread, then keep reading. Because we have a shorter urethra than men, we have more risk of developing urinary […]


Birth Control FAQs

Gone are the days where you only had one choice for birth control. Now, there are so many options that you can really tailor your birth control to your lifestyle and your specific needs. Not so good with remembering to take a pill every day? Not a problem. Trying to work with out-of-control acne? We’ve […]


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